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Avocado _ Butter Fruit Special

Avocado / Butter Fruit Special

Avocado Raita:

Serving size: 1

 

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 avocado, peeled and pureed.
  • 1/2 green chilli
  • 1/2 ethically sourced A2 milk curd (dahi/yogurt)
  • 1 tsp roasted peanuts (moongphali), crushed
  • coriander (dhania) leaves – a bunch, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin powder (jeera), roasted
  • pinch of chaat masala
  • salt, to taste
  • red chilli powder, to taste

 

Method:

  1. To prepare the Avocado Raita, take the peeled avocado, scoop out the flesh and roughly chop it up into small bits.
  2. Put the chopped avocado bits into the blender. Add the 2-3 tablespoons of yogurt, salt, coriander leaves, chat masala, cumin powder and green chilli and blend them together to form a smooth paste.
  3. In another bowl, pour in the remainder of the yogurt beat it gently, adding in the avocado mixture at this stage. Check the salt and adjust to suit your taste.
  4. Finally, add the roasted peanuts and sprinkle red chilli powder into the Avocado Raita just before serving.

 

Variations:

  • Can add steamed moong sprouts too in place of peanuts.

 

 

 Avocado mint soup:

Serving size: 2

 

Ingredients:

  • 2 avocados
  • 1-2 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 1/2-inch ginger, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 5-10 mint leaves (pudina)
  • 1 tsp cold pressed groundnut / coconut oil
  • 2 Fresh Red chillies.

 

Method:

  1. To begin making the Avocado Mint Soup recipe, take a saucepan, add the required oil and sauté garlic, red chilli and onion. Allow it to cool.
  2. Blend avocado, sautéed garlic and chilli mix with ¾ cup of water in a blender.
  3. Pour the puree into the pan and add salt and the remaining water and let it boil under low flame.
  4. Switch of the gas once you see the soup becoming frothy.
  5. Take a hand mortar, add 1 tsp of oil and mint leaves and grind it nicely. Add the mint mix into the soup.

 

Variations: 

  • Can add steamed broccoli/peas and blanched spinach too for variations.

 

 Notes:

  • The folic acid in avocado is essential for the healthy growth of the baby’s organs, nervous system and brain development.
  • The butter fruit is packed with vitamins B1, B2, B5, B6, C, E, and K, all of which are essential for maternal diet and important for the growing foetus.
  • The rich fibre content in avocado helps in digestion and eases bowel movements.
  • When you are selecting the fruit, gently press it and check its firmness. It should not be too firm or too mushy.
  • If it is too firm, wait a bit till it ripes, but if it is mushy, it must be discarded.

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